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Burial Grounds

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Vicki Report 16 Apr 2013 17:55

Hi Fredk - just seen this today -

For any ANCIENT burial grounds (possibly far earlier than yours) try website at MEGALITHIC PORTAL - it covers whole of UK counties, plus many other worldwide countries - and has lists of Deserted Villages. It includes ratings for each type of monument, often photographs as well.

I do like your complete story though -



RolloTheRed Report 16 Apr 2013 16:20

Thank you for that, very interesting.


Fredk Report 16 Apr 2013 10:08

For anyone who is interested this is what I found out

This is the old manorial site of Little Holland. The present red brick Little Holland Hall is on the site of the original manor house. The two ponds on the E side are the fish ponds for the Manor House and fed by springs . To the S.E. of the hall close to the stone you describe, can be seen the outline of the Norman parish church, which includes a low stump of masonry from the N.E. buttress, but now all overgrown.
The burial ground belongs to the parish church, but there is evidence of some burials which pre-date the 12th century church.
In the 1920s the Essex County Council wanted to ease the bend in the road here, which would result in a road across the old church site. Aware of the church and burial site, Mrs Preston (wife of the land owner) implored the council not to proceed with the scheme, and it was abandoned, and she then had the stone placed there to preserve the site for ever more.
Note. Little Holland seems to have reached it peak of development by the 14th to early 15th century. Economic changes brought about a decline, and in 1650 the church benefice was joined to nearby Great Clacton, and by 1659 the church building was reported as being ruinous.
Little Holland has been termed as a 'Deserted Medieval Village.'


Fredk Report 15 Apr 2013 07:24


Thanks for the information


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 15 Apr 2013 00:26

I think it maybe Little Holland ancient burial ground.


patchem Report 14 Apr 2013 22:22


Fredk Report 14 Apr 2013 22:19

You would never notice it unless you were aware where it was. As you leave Holland on sea going towards Frinton just past the roundabout it is on left hand side


Fredk Report 14 Apr 2013 22:12

Allready tried with no results


patchem Report 14 Apr 2013 22:06

They are not selling it as a local attraction:

I tried to access the local history society, but the website appeared defunct.


mgnv Report 14 Apr 2013 22:04

Try contacting the local district council:


Fredk Report 14 Apr 2013 21:43

Possibly not the thing for GR but does anyone know where to find out about an ancient burial ground at Holland on Sea Essex, There is a stone which says Ancient Burial ground by the side of the road..I have tried searching the internet with no results